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Three minutes of stoppage time here in Bielefeld with Dortmund in full control.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Dortmund's double goal scorer is going to have to come off here after taking a knock.
BIG CHANCE FOR BRANDT!
Witsel plays Brandt in on goal to the left of the Bielefeld box, but Ortega does well to stay big and block his attempted shot back across goal.
Mike van der Hoorn
Brandt is sent into the Bielefeld box and awaits an overlap from the fresh legs of Guerreiro. He duly plays him the ball, but the substitute's shot is straight at Ortega from close range.
JOB DONE SO FAR
Dortmund are heading towards just their third win at Bielefeld in 18 visits, and will be looking to close out the game here with Bielefeld pressing until the end.
IT'S TWO FOR HUMMELS!
He has a brace and Dortmund are heading for all three points. He's up for a corner, which is cleared but recycled down the right and it's Reus' cross which is met by Hummels in the box with a superb header, which he glances past Ortega across goal.
CHANCE ON THE BREAK
Dortmund win the ball in midfield and Reus sends Sancho away down the right. It's a 4-on-3, and Sancho plays in Brandt but his pass is cut out. Dortmund win the ball again though, and Delaney is now sent in behind. He plays the ball across goal, but van der Hoorn blocks the ball onto his own post before Ortega could clear.
Attacking moves from Neuhaus, with Cordova and Edmundsson on - while defender Behrendt is also on.
Jóan Símun Edmundsson
DELANEY IN THE BOOK
The first yellow card of the game for a Dortmund man as Delaney is booked for a challenge on Prietl in midfield.
BELLINGHAM GOAL... OFFSIDE
Lovely play from Passlack and Brandt to get the former space for a shot from the edge of the box. It's blocked, and falls to Bellingham, who slots the rebound home. However, the Englishman was offside when Passlack's shot was taken.
ANY WAY BACK?
As long as the score remains at just 0-1, Neuhaus and his side will believe they can get back into it. They need to push further forward and take more risks if they're to get back into this one with Bürki yet to be troubled in the second half.
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CHANCE FOR SANCHO!
A Reus free-kick is sent into the Bielefeld box and falls to Sancho in the perfect place to shoot. His effort trickles behind with a touch from former Dortmund defender Pieper.
HUMMELS OPENS THE SCORING
Sancho's corner is curled to the back post and an unmarked Hummels places the ball home with his right foot. The fourth goal of the season for BVB from a corner, and that had been coming.
The home side have had some good early touches on the ball here, and remain a defensive brick wall in front of Dortmund. A good start to this second half, but they remain on the back foot here.
Great build-up from Dortmund as Sancho sends a pass in behind Lucoqui for Meunier, who clips it back across goal and Bellingham is there. He turns and produces an overhead kick which goes straight at Ortega.
The second half begins in Bielefeld with no changes at the break for either side.
Just one minute of stoppage time at the end of this first half.
Brandt is sent behind the Bielefeld defence by Sancho and cuts back to the edge of the area where Hazard is waiting. He fires a shot at goal with his first touch, but the ball hits the back of Reus and bounces clear.
HUGE CHANCE FOR AKANJI!
That's the big chance Dortmund were looking for. Bellingham curls in a cross from the right which is missed by Delaney, but comes to Akanji in front of goal at the back post. He scored against Schalke last weekend, but misses the target from a yard or two out here.
A GOAL BEFORE THE BREAK?
If either side is going to go ahead before half-time here, it is likely to be Dortmund. Ortega yet to be properly tested however.
AS CLOSE AS THEY'VE COME
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Dortmund have had plenty of opportunities to open the scoring here in the first half. Truly one-way traffic.
CHANCES FROM ALL AREAS
A curling effort from the edge of the box, but not the idea he had in mind as the ball lands in Ortega's grateful hands. Dortmund pushing and pushing for an opener.
FIRST GO AT GOAL!
Hartel breaks through the Dortmund press and charges at goal. He has space ahead of him so pops a shot at goal. It's an easy one for Bürki to handle, but the first on target of the day for the home side. And the first sign of some tired Dortmund legs.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
What a pass from Hummels, who curls a cross into the box from deep using that famous outside boot. His pass is met by Sancho's perfectly-timed run to beat the offside, but the Englishman's header is straight at Ortega from the six-yard box.
The first yellow card of the day is for the Bielefeld right-back after a foul on Passlack.
Winning those challenges is the order of the day for Bielefeld. They're frustrating their visitors here.
ARMINIA'S JOB SO FAR
STORY SO FAR
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FINDING SPACE ON THE BREAK
It's only happened twice so far, but the home side are having joy when Dortmund make mistakes in possession. Hartel sends Doan away but he's forced to slow and look for support just outside the Dortmund box. His attempted through ball doesn't come off, but Uwe Neuhaus will be looking for his troops to keep looking for those kinds of opportunities.
Bielefeld are keeping things compact in midfield and defence, forcing Dortmund to play riskier passes and dribble through tight spaces. Sancho and Hazard are looking dangerous, but Ortega has handled the shots on his goal so far. Favre will just want his side to stay patient.
Early switching of positions here in attack with Sancho and Hazard swapping wings. We'll see plenty of that today from Favre's side, with Brandt and Reus also happy to drop deep and help pick up position in between the lines. Bielefeld handling it well so far.
It's all yellow here early on with Dortmund dominating the ball. One break away for the home side with Schipplock looking for Hartel in the box, but the ball bundled out of play for a goal kick.
DELANEY HAS A GO!
Dortmund warming up quickly here as Sancho has a nice one-two with Brandt to go into the middle and finds Delaney. The Dane fires a shot at goal forcing a solid save from Ortega. It's been early domination here from Dortmund, with the home side barely able to catch their breath.
BELLINGHAM ON TARGET
Sancho's corner is cleared to the back post and bounces perfectly for Delaney. He's about to hit it goalward but slips and instead passes back to Bellingham on the edge. His shot is a tame one for Ortega to handle with ease.
4-2-4 FOR BVB!
With Brandt and Reus in the middle, Sancho on the right and Hazard on the left, it's a four-man attack for Dortmund by the looks of things. And they are getting on the ball early here.
The away side get the ball rolling with Reus kicking off.
We're minutes away from action here in Bielefeld. Can Dortmund break their curse against Bielefeld, or will the home side inflict some Halloween horror on their visitors today? Let's find out...
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WHAT'S AT STAKE
There are three points battling for the lead at the top, with RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich and Dortmund separated by just one point. BVB will be looking to take all three points today to stay among the leading pack with Bayern facing Cologne, and Leipzig at Gladbach later this evening. Bielefeld, however, have stumbled since beating Cologne on Matchday 2 and are looking for their first point in three games after successive defeats.
MEET BIELEFELD - DORTMUND'S HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARE
This is the teams’ first meeting since 16 May 2009, in Bielefeld’s last spell in the top flight. Dortmund won 6-0 that day. But BVB's overall record away at Bielefeld is a rough look for black-and-yellow fans. 17 games played and 15 without victory for today's visitors.
THE CAPTAIN IS BACK
Dortmund captain Marco Reus returns to the starting line-up today after enjoying a midweek start. He has scored against 17 of the 18 current Bundesliga teams - except Bielefeld. He hasn't played against them yet, though, and in Dortmund's Matchday Magazine show suggested that he'd bag himself a goal today...
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BIELEFELD TEAM NEWS
Joakim Nilsson is a new face in the Bielefeld line-up, set to make his first appearance of the season, let alone start. The Swede looks likely to set-up in defence either alongside two or four other players as the promoted side look to set up shop against Dortmund. Sven Schipplock also starts in attack alongside Fabian Klos, with Ritsu Doan and Marcel Hartel in closest support.
DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
So, no Haaland for BVB today among other changes made by Lucien Favre. Felix Passlack and Jude Bellingham are back in to start, with Passlack at left-back and Bellingham alongside Thomas Delaney in central midfield. Roman Bürki also starts having returned to the line-up for the midweek Champions League win over Zenit.
NO HAALAND TODAY
Dortmund's No.9 has scored all five of his Bundesliga goals at home so far this season and won't have a chance to change his fortunes today. He misses the game due to light knee problems. We will wait and see exactly who starts up front, with Jadon Sancho, Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard and Marco Reus making a four-man attack, with all capable of leading the line.
BIELEFELD STARTING XI!
Ortega - Brunner, Pieper, Nilsson, Van der Hoorn, Lucoqui - Prietl - Doan, Hartel - Klos (c), Schipplock
Rehnen, Behrendt, Laursen, Yabo, Edmundsson, Kunze, Cordova, Seufert, Maier
DORTMUND STARTING XI!
Bürki - Meunier, Akanji, Hummels (c), Passlack - Bellingham, Delaney - Sancho, Brandt, Hazard - Reus
Hitz, Morey, Dahoud, Guerreiro, Reinier, Piszczek, Witsel, Reyna
WATCH: DORTMUND'S HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARE - A TRIP TO BIELEFELD
Here you will find the most important information on the game between DSC Arminia Bielefeld and Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 6 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.